A club hockey team beat a Division 1 hockey team last night. So let’s put to rest the idea that club hockey is ****ty hockey. The final score: Liberty University (2) Long Island University (1)
Long Island just turned D1 this year. Lets not get crazy. Anything can happen in one game and we arent talking a D1 powerhouse here.
Club hockey is made up of three types of players.
1. Kids that have the skill to play D1 but no longer want to put the work in or have the drive to compete daily
2. Kids who knew they were not great at hockey but still pretty good and just enjoy hockey. But know they can’t make the actual team.
And lastly, where it sounds your kid fits in.
3. Kids that are not great but still hang into hope and falsely think that the hockey coach is checking the club team for talent to pull up.
Since they won, did they get to sleep with Jerry's wife?
Just asking for my dad.
Yes and Long Island beat Liberty the next night 4-0.
It's not a surprise, LIU has very large roster, probably played a number of those kids to get some ice time. At the same time Liberty has 3 club teams, Div I, II, III, their Div team is loaded with Canadian kids who have aged out of major juniors, so yes, they don't suck
In the 2-1 loss LIU had vs Liberty the 1st night, LIU out shot Liberty 50-28. Let's not get too excited here. LIU has a very large roster of lower end DI players who weren't playing at other schools for the most. Liberty is loaded with 25 year-old age out from major juniors in Canada.
And to be specific, they have 7 Canadians and 2 Russians playing club hockey in Virginia on their D1 ACHA team, not your typical college club hockey team?
C. A student-athlete who was rostered by a CHL program shall be restricted by the additional following ACHA eligibility policy rules:
Players rostered on a CHL team in the season during which they turn 18 years of age on or before September 15 are ineligible to compete in the ACHA.
Players rostered on a CHL team in the season during which they turn 17 years of age on or before September 15 are subject to the ACHA CHL Residency Rule. (see rule below)
Players rostered on a CHL team in the season during which they do not yet turn 17 years of age on or before September 15 are not subject to the ACHA CHL Residency Rule.
* CHL Residency Rule: Residency is defined as 365 days from enrollment at the prospective team's university. Student-athlete must also be enrolled and taking the minimum credit requirement as defined by their ACHA division.
Can't believe I wasted the time looking but according to the Liberty ACHA D1 teams Elite Prospects page there are no former CHL players, mostly former Tier 2 and USPHL guys. You see, if you took the 2 seconds to look it up on Google instead of spouting off about something you don't know about you'd find that the only CHL guys who are allowed to play D1 Club played as 16 or 17 year olds and even then they have to sit out a year while attending the school. Now ask yourself how many kids who are good enough to make a CHL roster as a 16 or 17 year old are going to pay to play freaking club hockey and redshirt a year for the privilege at that in the U.S.? I'm sure it has happened here and there but it's far from common. Now on the other hand what the D1 ACHA teams are full of is former AAA and AA kids and Tier 3 Junior kids (and occasional Tier 2 Junior kids) located in areas where there is not a lot of NCAA D3 teams.
Son left USHL to play club, did he beat a rule?
*Break a rule?
The USHL isn't Major Junior or CHL so no, he didn't break a rule. Also it's not exactly rare for depth guys in the USHL to go to top ACHA D1 programs, in fact Penn State when they were Club or Ohio University to name two had lots of them.